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Happy Birthday

Fifteen years ago, a lonely unwanted cat gave birth in a wood pile.  The days were warm and sunny, and she soon brought her 5 charges out to frolic in the fresh air.  She never allowed them to stray very far from her side because the world is a big scary place. We began to…

Letting go

Yesterday at work I broke my $1000 pen. The backstory: Two years ago when Jasmine was sick, we made multiple visits to the emergency vet.  These usually involved an overnight stay and a scary bill.  Each time I signed, I kept the pen.  It was my own small rebellion against her illness. Over time I…

Godspeed, sweet kitty

Twenty two years ago a small grey cat was born in Rhode Island. Her owners didn't want her; a neighborhood tom had snuck over the fence and done unspeakable things to their prize-winning Himalayan. They gave her to a college girl, who quickly discovered she was not ready for kittenhood. Overwhelmed, she threatened to put…

Week 24 Results – Minolta 600si

I confess I was lazy this week, shooting mostly in full automatic mode with a bit of aperture priority when I was working with depth of field. The 600si is a tank of a camera. I haven’t weighed it, but it just feels heavy in spite of its mostly plastic construction. Occasionally it would refuse…

Jasmine

We promise to ease their suffering, and they give undying devotion in return. We feed them, shelter them, care for their health, and when the time comes we provide a merciful end. It’s never as easy as it looks on paper. When we lost Chang, I penned an eloquent and emotional post. When Jasmine received…

The week in review 2.9.13

2.1.13 Impulse Autofocus / Impossible PX680 CP 2.2.13 Retired Automatic 250 / FP100c 2.3.13 Horizontal Impulse Autofocus / Impossible PX680 CP 2.4.13 WOW! Closed. Automatic 250 / FP100c There’s just something about Salisbury Beach in the winter. 2.5.13 Knox Box Spectra / PZ680 Hand-held long exposure 2.6.13 Jasmine Spectra / PZ680 Here she is, the…

Numb

It’s not supposed to be this way.   I stand in the long glass hallway of Big City Trauma Center, back to the windows as a throng of humanity streams past.   We knew her life might be shortened when we adopted.  Shortened however isn’t supposed to mean short. It’s not supposed to be this…

Impossible 365 – 010213

The elusive Noah Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 250, Fuji FP100c, Toshiba electronic flash. This was my first test of an electronic flash with a pack camera. It worked wonderfully if a bit overexposed. I don't think Noah appreciated it though. The 250 is my first working pack camera. It was a flea market find which…

Project 366 – Leap Day

2/27/12 -Playing with light, shadow, and the Fairlee 2/28/12 – Big Adventure – Sebastian and Chai make their annual pilgrimage to the vet. They were not impressed. 2/29/12 – Winter has finally decided to pay us a visit in time for Leap Day. It’s not much of a storm but it is pretty.  

Project 366 – January 17-19, 2012

January 17 – Thermodog. The fire looks much more impressive in motion than in still life. July 18 – How to Piss Off Your Cat in 4 Easy Steps January 19 – Plum Island. Shot on the iPhone with Camera Plus and a Holga filter. As I sit here and type, the dog is doing…